Here we are, coming to the end of the first month of spring and inching towards what many are calling ‘Freedom Day’. It has been incredible to watch the number and percentage of COVID-19 vaccinated residents across the state and more impressive yet, those statistics across Western Sydney. Despite the current vaccination milestones, we must continue to rally as a community and share the current, factual information with our communities to continue to boost these numbers.
As we continue to move towards the easing of restrictions, it is important to stay on top of the ever-changing information. This edition of the News Digest will be focussing on a number of local events and key dates for your services to keep in mind when working with clients.
One thing that is on everyone’s minds is the mandatory vaccinations for certain sectors. This includes the aged care workforce which is obliged to report on staff’s vaccination progress. This includes CHSP and NATSIFACP providers. Continue reading the Latest News section to have all the information you need.
This week is Dementia Action Week which aims to enhance the knowledge of the community on what dementia is, how it can directly and indirectly impact on one as well as what can be done to support someone who lives with dementia. In line with Dementia Action Week, the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services & Minister for Sport, Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck along with others launched the Dementia in Australia report. Read further on to access this document for your knowledge.
Another report that has recently been launched is the Aged Care Census. This report outlines some key challenges that the aged care sector faces; some of which may be new, others we know you are already aware of.
There are plenty of new programs and resources available for communities. A couple of the highlights you may want to tap into are the CabCharge offers for COVID-19 vaccination appointments and the EnCOMPASS program. You can read more about both of these throughout the News Digest.
Don’t miss out on having your say in the many consultations occurring at the moment in the community care sector.
As always, be sure to connect with us on social media and our mailing list to stay up to date with all the latest changes and opportunities!